2020: the year in review

As 2020 comes to a close, we can’t help but look back at the last 12 months and thank our lucky star, for being able to live our dream life with very little inconvenience, while so many people around the world are dying or are being affected physically, emotionally and financially by this awful pandemic.Continue reading “2020: the year in review”

Visiting Istanbul during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Should we stay or should we go? Is the question on every nomad’s mind since march 2020. It will drive you crazy … I know it was getting to me until we finally made the decision to follow our instincts regarding safety and fly to Turkey for a 3 month stay. Before leaving we contactedContinue reading “Visiting Istanbul during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Ecuador, Back to Quito to celebrate our birthdays and fun times in Cotopaxi NP

As I sit here in Florida, writing this blog about Ecuador, during what looks like a second worldwide wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, I can’t help but think how our world has changed in the blink of an eye, less than six months ago traveling was simple, all we had to worry about was toContinue reading “Ecuador, Back to Quito to celebrate our birthdays and fun times in Cotopaxi NP”

Ecuador, Galapagos Islands

February 2 – 11, 2018 Before we embarked on our journey, we heard of the Galapagos Islands but we thought it was just something you see on the Discovery channel, never in our wildest dreams did we imagine we would visit one day! and here we are! Part of the country of Ecuador, the GalapagosContinue reading “Ecuador, Galapagos Islands”

Ecuador, back to the US for the Holidays and return to Quito

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this crazy COVID-19 Pandemic. Joe and I are fine and enjoying our post quarantine in Florida with our grandchildren and Spencer, the family German Shepherd. It has been a good time to catch up on our blog; when I think about how behind I am, I get discouragedContinue reading “Ecuador, back to the US for the Holidays and return to Quito”

2015-2020 5 years on the road

An Overland journey through the Americas 2015-2020 Five years ago today, on May 5th 2015, after selling all our possessions and a long preparation, we were leaving Florida to embark on this amazing journey of driving from Alaska to Argentina a.k.a. the Pan-American Highway. We had no clue what we were getting ourselves into, weContinue reading “2015-2020 5 years on the road”

Ecuador, Northern Sierra

November 1 – 7, 2017 After six months of incredible experiences in Colombia, it was time for a heart wrenching goodbye and to move on to the next country. We drove across the Rumichaca bridge from Ipiales, Colombia into Tulcan, Ecuador, our second country in South America but number 12 since we left in May 2015.Continue reading “Ecuador, Northern Sierra”

Colombia, Tatacoya, Caño Cristales, San Agustin and Las Lajas

October 8 – 31, 2017 As we were leaving the Archeological Park of Tierradentro we received a message from our Overlanding buddies, Doug and Fran, wanting to know if we were interested in meeting them at the Tatacoa Desert.  Sounds like a great idea … what’s a 90 mile run when it involves happy hourContinue reading “Colombia, Tatacoya, Caño Cristales, San Agustin and Las Lajas”

Colombia, Cali and Popayan

September 28 – October 8, 2017 After being sedentary for a month in the coffee region we were happy to get back on the road to explore southern Colombia. In this blog we will cover a Salsa Festival (music not the sauce!!), an indigenous market, a white city and ruins, all of which we saw […]